Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

A highlight of the Sydney Film Festival was Pete Seeger: The Power of Song a documentary directed by Jim Brown. This clip comes from PBS via YouTube.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song


Jim Brown's entertaining documentary is packed with archive footage of Seeger's performances, plus interviews with family and admirers such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen and Arlo Guthrie.

Sydney Film Festival

Chelsea: A Riot Of Our Own (July 2 - August 2)

Curated by Carol Tulloch:
From July 2nd to August 2nd CHELSEA space will be hosting A Riot of Our Own, a show of Syd Shelton's and Ruth Gregory's archive of the Rock Against Racism movement from 1976-1981 including their publication Temporary Hoarding and Syd's iconic photographs.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

60 years ago: first LP

Columbia Records unveiled the LP at a press conference in the Waldorf Astoria on June 21, 1948, the summer solstice and thus the longest day of the year, in two formats: 10in (25cm) in diameter, matching that of 78rpm singles, and 12in (30cm) in diameter.

Although they released approximately 50 simultaneously to allow for a purchasing catalogue, the first catalogue number for a ten-inch LP, CL 6001, was a reissue of the Frank Sinatra 78 rpm album set The Voice of Frank Sinatra; the first catalogue number for a twelve-inch LP, ML 4001, was the Beethoven Violin Concerto in D played by Nathan Milstein with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Bruno Walter. These two albums are therefore the first long-players.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday, June 09, 2008

Rudd lays wreath for Hiroshima victims

Kevin Rudd visits Hiroshima memorial Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has used his visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima to lay a wreath to the victims of the atomic bomb which was dropped on the city in 1945.

Mr Rudd is the first Australian prime minister to visit Hiroshima's Peace Park and Memorial.

Accompanied by the city mayor, he laid a wreath and then toured the park's museum, which graphically demonstrates the impact of the bombing in which more than 200,000 people are believed to have died.

Mr Rudd used the visit to call for renewed efforts to curtail nuclear proliferation.

"Hiroshima should cause the world community to resolve afresh that all humankind must exert their every effort for peace in this 21st century," he said.

"We, the people of the Asia-Pacific region, should resolve afresh to make this Asia-Pacific century a century of peace and, for the world at large, that we should aspire now for a world free of nuclear weapons."


Sunday, June 08, 2008

Seville orange pollen

electron microscope image of seville orange pollen
(Rob Kesseler: New Scientist)

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

moving cat

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Fog and fire

New Documentary

Tanaka-san will not do callisthenics

Tetsuro Tanaka ...

kendo on the balcony

Human rights award ...

Stockholders meeting ...

at the factory gate